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Showing posts with label SAHM Style. Show all posts

Friday, 13 September 2019

3 Ways To Wear Band Tees: #sparklePunchMusicMonth

A bit of a bumper post today, sharing 3 outfits in one! The wonderful Jess decided to do #SparklePunchMusicMonth on Instagram in August and invited people to join in. I couldn't turn down the chance to get some of my band tees out and reminisce about my favourite concerts and memories!

I ended up wearing three different band tees through the month, which resulted in three different ways to wear band tees I wanted to show you. Because everyone loves a good graphic tee!

What I wore:

monochrome skinny jeans converse band tee outfit with sliver mini mac bag | awayfromblue

monochrome black outfit with Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | monochrome black skinny jeans band tee outfit silver bag
JacketCotton On black knit wrap cardigan
Tee: Kisschasy The Final Roar band tee
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

This band tee was one I bought at the final Kisschasy show before the band called it quits. It was a wonderful finale, even if I spent the time up the back away from the crowd as I was pregnant at the time!

A classic black and white tee with a fun print, this is a permanent fixture in my wardrobe, even if I don't wear it much. It was good to get it out again! I decided to copy the colour scheme from the tee in my outfit, sticking to black and white with the black belted cardigan, Nobody Denim skinny jeans and black and white Converse. The metallic mini MAC bag worked so nice with the monochrome.

Simple monochrome outfit for a quiet Monday with a library and playground visit.


Last worn: belted cardigan, band tee, skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC.

Other ways to wearbelted cardigan and flares, band tee and striped skirt, skinny jeans and blazer, Converse and skater dress, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancybelted cardigan and hidden baby bump, band tee in second trimester, Converse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff metallic mini MAC in third trimester.






What I wore:

colourful maxi skirt and band tee outfit converse and denim jacket | away from blue

red printed maxi skirt with  Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram denim jacket printed maxi skirt converse spring band tee outfit
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Tee: Kisschasy blue tape band tee
Skirt: thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAC in aquamarine with python embossed leather

Why I wore it:

Another Kisschasy band tee, but a much more colourful outfit this time! Wore this for a warmer winter day at the playground with the boys. This Kisschasy tee hasn't been worn on the blog before, it was one of the ones in my "band tee storage box" and from one of their earlier concerts that my sister and I went to. In fact I think this tee may have been my sisters at one point?

I loved wearing it though, and I thought the blue tape print (that spells out Kisschasy) worked well with the red maxi skirt. Again I stuck with converse, comfortable shoes for running around the playground. The denim jacket I actually took off while being in the sun, it was a really warm winter day, almost summer-like! Sideways Instagram outfit pic courtesy of my 5 year old who thought that it was so funny to take the photos on an angle and we all had a good giggle!

Again I wore a Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC, this time this adorable little aquamarine one that goes so well with the red skirt and blue tee and jacket.


Last worn: denim jacket, red maxi skirt, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC. It's the first time I've worn the Kisschasy band tee on the blog.

Other ways to weardenim jacket and maxi dress, red maxi skirt and leather jacket, Converse and printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC and skinny jeans.

Perfect for pregnancydenim jacket in second trimester, Converse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff aqua mini MAC in third trimester.







What I wore:

colourful band tee duster and skinny jeans outfit with purple bag | away from blue

grey cardigan and skinny jeans with Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum  | awayfromblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | public holiday mum style yellow band tee with grey duster cardi and skinny jeans
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
Tee: The Getaway Plan yellow paint splatter band tee
JeansJeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

Finally a band tee from a different band, haha! There's something so fun about the Kisschasy tees, and I went to a lot of their shows so I have quite a collection of them!

This yellow band tee is another one from the "band tee storage box" that I've added to my regular wardrobe now after this challenge. I love this tee so much. I actually got to meet Matt from The Getaway Plan while wearing it and I shared a bit of that embarrassingly flustered encounter on Instagram. One of my fave pics still though!

Yellow and purple isn't a colour combo I'd normally go for but it works so well with this print that I had to match the colour in the tee with the purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag. With the bold yellow tee and purple bag I kept the rest of my outfit simple and neutral with my grey maxi cardigan, skinny jeans and silver ballet flats.

Comfy, cosy and colourful outfit for a public holiday day off - we headed to Ikea for brunch and got a few more things for the house.


Last worn: grey maxi cardigan, yellow band tee, grey skinny jeans, silver ballet flats, purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag.

Other ways to weargrey maxi cardigan and printed jeans, yellow band tee, grey skinny jeans in monochrome outfit, silver ballet flats and pencil skirt, purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancysilver ballet flats in third trimester, purple Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote bag in second trimester.



Graphic Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

#sparklepunchMusicMonth challenge was a great reason to get my band tees out again, and it shows you how easy it is to wear a classic band tee - no matter the colours! Keeping things simple and wearing a graphic tee with jeans is an easy outfit option, and perfect for mum life. You can go simple and monochrome like the first outfit or be more colourful and bring out the colours in the print with your accessories like I have in the final outfit. You can also mix thing sup a little and pair a band tee with a maxi skirt like the second outfit.



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Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Adding Colour To Neutral Knits With Skinny Jeans & Balenciaga Bags

The simple outfit formulas are ones I keep coming back to! Cosy neutral knits, skinny jeans and Balenciaga bags with a touch of colour make an easy outfit for a mum. While I wore these back in winter last month they would work on a cold spring day too!

What I wore:

ombre knit with green skinny jeans black balenciaga part time bag SAHM style winter | awayfromblue

Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | ombre knit with green skinny jeans black balenciaga part time bag shopping outfit
Necklace: For King & Country Priceless Australian coin and crest necklace
JumperJeanswest 'Serena' ombre knit
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs logo plaque flats in camel
BagBalenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

A busy but fun filled day! Had to take my son to an appointment before Kindy and then drop him off at Kindy a little later. It was a stressful morning trying to fit everything in but I had the whole afternoon to myself before Kindy pickup. I headed to the opshop to drop off three boxes of things we no longer wanted, and had a little browse of the clothes as they had a fill a bag for $5 sale on.

I certainly made the most of being kid free, trying on a basket and arm full of clothes and filling up a bag for the boys and a bag for myself - 19 pieces all together! Not bad for $10! Made some time to film some videos before going to pickup the kids too.

I like wearing this ombre knit with my colourful denim collection, I think the neutral colours work well with brights and it's the first time I've worn these green jeans and knit together. I really liked the combination.

I added the black Balenciaga part time bag as it fit everything I needed for the appointment, but I did wonder if I should have worn black ballet flats instead of these tan ones with the black bag. Still liked my outfit though!


Last worn: ombre knit, coin pendant necklace, green skinny jeans, camel flats, Balenciaga black part time bag.

Other ways to wearombre knit with leopard print, green skinny jeans with navy, camel flats and wrap dress, Balenciaga black part time bag worn 30 ways.


Perfect for pregnancyombre knit at 40 weeks, camel flats in third trimester, Balenciaga black part time bag in second trimester.



My Balenciaga Handbag Collection








What I wore:

grey polka dot knit with black nodbody denim skinny jeans bright pink accessories scarf balenciaga city | away from blue

Balenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet split tassels | away from the blue

AwayfromBlue instagram | adding colour to neutral grey polka dot knit black skinnies with pink scarf and balenciaga city bag
ScarfFashion Scarf Girl plain crinkle scarf in hot pink (c/o)
JumperJeanswest Kara foil pullover in smoke marl and silver
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagBalenciaga RH classic city in 2010 sorbet (more affordable preloved)

Why I wore it:

Wearing a similar outfit again, cosy knit and skinny jeans but this time I stuck with a classic black pair of jeans and added the colour through my accessories. This pink Fashion Scarf Girl crinkle scarf, while a different shade from the Balenciaga city bag, makes such a nice combination worn together. I've worn the scarf and bag together before here too!

This was a nice simple and colourful outfit for church. I like how the foil polkas dots on the grey knit are subtle enough that I can wear it with anything!


Last worn: grey polka dot knit, pink crinkle scarf, Nobody Denim skinny jeans, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga sorbet city bag.

Other ways to weargrey polka dot knit and maxi skirtpink crinkle scarf and little black dress, Nobody Denim skinny jeans and mustard tee, silver ballet flats and pencil skirt, Balenciaga sorbet city bag and kimono.

Perfect for pregnancysilver ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga sorbet city bag in second trimester.


Similar Neutral Knits Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

On a colder day, a cosy knit is a staple with skinny jeans! You can try changing up your outfit a little by adding some colour to a neutral knit  - by swapping classic blue jeans for a brighter pair, or adding some colourful accessories like a scarf or bag.


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Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Striped Tops, Skinny Jeans, Scarves and Rebecca Minkoff MAB

A brief period of warmer weather near the end of winter last month had me ditching some of the layers and going without a jacket or cardigan. Still with longer sleeves though! These striped 3/4 length sleeve tops were overdue a wear.

A stripes and denim outfit combination is always a winner, and great for stay at home mum days.

What I wore:

burgundy striped tee with grey skinny jeans, feather embroidered scarf, RM MAM bag and red suede flats | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Inastagram | SAHM Style spring striped tee with feather embroidered scarf skinny jeans and rebecca minkoff MAM bag
Scarf: grey and gold embroidered feather scarf
DressAtmos&Here 3/4 sleeve stripe tee in berry white
JeansJeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs suede flats in red
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

This top has been badly overlooked all winter - it's a favourite for me, it's nice and thick and so cosy on the cooler days. I decided to let the top be the star and keep everything else neutral, with the grey skinny jeans, grey Rebecca Minkoff MAB bag and my fun grey feather embroidered scarf.

I couldn't decide what shoes to wear with this until I remembered my little red suede ballet flats. I love these shoes but so rarely wear them as I tend to go for neutral shoes instead. Even though the red of the shoes is a different shade from the burgundy stripes on the tee, I thought it was a fun combination and really enjoyed wearing this! Simple outfit for a day with the boys, running a few errands and visiting the library and playground.


Last worn: burgundy stripe tee, feather embroidered scarf, grey skinny jeans, red suede flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

Other ways to wearburgundy stripe tee and maxi skirt, feather embroidered scarf and printed dress, grey skinny jeans at Edinburgh Castle, red suede flats and skater dress, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyburgundy stripe tee in third trimester, red suede flats in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag in second trimester.


5 Ways To Wear: Rebecca Minkoff Grey MAM Bag







What I wore:

green skinny jeans with striped henley and cobalt Louis Vuitton shawl SAHM spring style | away from blue

blue and green outfit with Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | SAHM style with cobalt shawl and green skinny jeans
ScarfLouis Vuitton monogram shawl in bleu
TopJeanswest 'Marina' stripe henley
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a busy morning! Swimming lessons, attending the Lion King Ooshies swap day and then an appointment, all before lunch, phew! Wanted something simple so went with this classic striped Henley and my green skinny jeans. I like navy with these green jeans, and the stripes go so well with it. Added in a bolder bright blue with the cosy cobalt Louis Vuitton shawl too, which helped keep me warm in the cooler morning before the temperatures heated up.

With the bright scarf and jeans together, I went with a neutral bag and shoes. These silver ballet flats go with everything and the Rebecca Minkoff MAB bag in grey is a wardrobe staple, which was big enough to fit my things in, some things for the boys and of course our Lion King toys for the swap day.

The swap day was a little hectic, but I thought it would be fun for the boys to go to swap some of the extra toys they had after they completed their collection. They swapped with others to pick some new toys for them to play with and to let the others complete their collections. I was proud of how they behaved and shared and swapped. They came home and immediately started playing 'swap day' with the toys they had so I know they enjoyed the experience!


Last worn: striped henley, cobalt scarf, green skinny jeans, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB (above).

Other ways to wearstriped henley and maxi skirt, cobalt scarf for long haul flight, green skinny jeans and leopard print, silver ballet flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancystriped henley in third trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB in second trimester.



Striped 3/4 Length Tops Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A striped top with longer sleeves is great for days when you don't need or want an extra jacket or cardigan over the top. You can keep it simple and wear a bright striped top with neutral jeans, or add more colour with some bright jeans instead. Either way, you can't go wrong with a classic stripes and jeans combo!

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Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Layering Up Sundresses With Knotted Knits In Winter

These adorable Kmart strappy tiered sundresses from the past two summers are so perfect for the summer heat and humidity in Brisbane. I've layered them up a little for autumn and spring before, but decided to take advantage of some warmer winter days to wear them with more layers! Using my go-to petite style hack of knotting a jumper over a dress to create these outfits.

What I wore:

grey marle knit knotted over kmart strappy tiered aztec print sundress in winter tall boots red bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | red rebecca minkoff micro avery bag grey marle knit knotted over tiered sundress
Knit: thrifted Spirit grey marle jumper
Necklace: Kmart gold and navy beaded necklace
Dress: Kmart Aztec print tiered little black dress
ShoesAsos Cleo leather boots in tan
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

This cute grey knit, a $1 opshop buy at the start of the year, is a longer length with an uneven hem. It means there is a lot of it to tie up when I want to knot it over a dress, but I think it makes the knot more of a feature. Just like last time I knotted this knit, I really liked this outfit! I think the grey knit paired so nicely with the black tiered sundress, and the tan boots were a cosy and comfortable option.

The outfit felt a little too neutral so I added the fun red Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag for a touch of colour. I think it was the perfect finishing touch!

It was great to be wearing something I felt happy and comfortable in because I stopped to take these photos on the way to church, at a spot I'd been driving by for a few weeks and thinking how good it would be to take photos there. I hopped out the car, setup the tripod and then a car drove by...and another, and another. Turns out the "little side road" I'd seen actually had a very busy gym in the middle of it and it must have been near the time classes started or finished. I'm awkward enough in public when someone else is taking my photo, it felt even weirder just being there with my tripod! I couldn't pack everything back in the car quick enough, haha!


Last worn: grey knit, beaded necklace, Aztec print sundress, slouchy tan boots, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag.

Other ways to weargrey knit and olive jeans, Aztec print sundress in summer, slouchy tan boots and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and pencil skirt.



My Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag:






What I wore:

cobalt knit knotted over watercolour print tiered sundress with leggings glitter sneakers rebecca minkoff small darren bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | layering knotted knit over printed tiered kmart sundress
Necklace: blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
Knit: thrifted Valleygirl blue knit jumper
Dress: Kmart strappy tiered sundress in watercolour blue and blush print
Shoes: Kmart sparkly silver glitter sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger bag in peony

Why I wore it:

Although this outfit follows the same formula as the one above, just a more colourful version, I didn't like this one as much. I think possibly because this knit wasn't knotted as tightly and looks a bit more relaxed and slouchy. Being petite, it helps to tie it in a fixed line and have a more defined waist. It looks okay, just not as good as I imagined in my head when I thought up the outfit!

As it was a warmer day, I skipped the fleece-lined tights I'd worn above and just wore leggings and my fun sparkly Kmart glitter sneakers. I even considered going without the leggings and having bare legs, but in the shade at the playground I was glad I'd picked the leggings!

Added a little more colour to this already colourful dress by matching the blush floral print to the pink tassel necklace and Rebecca Minkoff Darren messenger bag. The bag is one I've worn with this dress in the past, I just love the combination.


Last worn: cobalt knit, pink tassel necklace, printed tiered sundress, glitter sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger.

Other ways to wearcobalt knit and purple jeans, printed tiered sundress in summer, glitter sneakers and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff small Darren messenger in the office.




Tiered Sundresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A pretty tiered sundress isn't just for summer! You can add more warmth to a spaghetti strap dress with a cosy knit on top, tied at the waist to give your outfit a little more definition. It's a great option for a warmer winter day when you don't need a lot of extra layers.


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Friday, 23 August 2019

Two Ways To Wear Leopard Print Tees: Matching Bags To Your Top

Wearing two very different leopard print tees and matching them to my handbags to create some cute winter outfits with my cosy cardigans and skinny jeans. I've shared other ways to match your bag before, to your shoes and to your scarves. This time, I'm matching to the printed tees.

In further proof that I may take the outfit formula thing too far some days, and keep wearing the same thing over and over, I'm wearing the same necklace in both outfits! I did wear these a couple weeks apart though.

What I wore:

neon orange sass bide leopard print tee with grey wool maxi cardigan skinny jeans rebecca minkof love bag | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | movie day mums tyle grey skinny jeans maxi cardigan with neon leopard print tee orange peach small love bag
JacketJeanswest Alice longline Australian wool cardigan
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
TeeSass and Bide 'New Day Rising' tee in orange leopard print
JeansJeanswest Cecile dove grey skinny jeans
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a family movie date. I really love this Sass & Bide neon orange leopard print tee, but it's quite a statement piece and so one I only wear sparingly. Which is silly really, I should wear the things I enjoy more often!

Jeans and a tee was the perfect comfortable outfit for taking the kids to the movies - and the cosy wool maxi cardigan, while ideal for the cold air conditioning in the cinema, was actually a bit warm for being out in the sun, it was a beautiful winter day. But it was also the day we had set aside for the movies, so indoors we stayed!

Since I realised my new smaller wallet fits inside this Rebecca Minkoff small love bag, I've been wearing it a lot more. I noticed it was the perfect shade to compliment the neon leopard print of the tee, as although it's officially "pale coral" it's really more of a peach.

The grey wool maxi cardigan, skinny jeans and silver ballet flats with nice neutrals with all of the orange.


Last worn: maxi cardigan, beaded necklace, orange leopard print tee, grey skinny jeans, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff small love bag.

Other ways to wearmaxi cardigan in monochrome outfit, orange leopard print tee and maxi skirt, grey skinny jeans in the snow, silver ballet flats and floral dress, Rebecca Minkoff small love bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyorange leopard print tee in first trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Regular and Small Love Bag Comparison:









What I wore:

grey leopard print tee black nobody denim skinny jeans converse rebecca minkoff love bag mustard cardi | awayfromblue

mustard cardigan with Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instgaram | mum style park playdate outfit mustard cardigan leopard print tee skinny jeans converse
Jacket: thrifted SES Fashions mustard yellow cardigan
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
Tee: Kmart grey leopard print tee
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Following the outfit formula above, I wore this Kmart grey leopard print tee with a matching grey bag, the Rebecca Minkoff love bag in the regular size.

Again I went with neutral jeans, black Nobody denim skinny jeans, and instead of ballet flats I wore Converse as I was spending the morning at the playground, catching up with Jess who I met on Instagram.

With all of the grey and black together I wanted to add just a little more colour, so wore my fun mustard cardigan that, like the tee, was a $2 bargain. It was so funny that Jess was wearing mustard too! We had a fun chat as the boys played together, before I had to go grab some groceries for lunch and get back for the guys working on our solar power system.


Last worn: mustard cardigan, necklace (above), grey leopard print tee, Nobody Denim jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.

Other ways to wearmustard cardigan with green pants, grey leopard print tee worn 2 ways, Nobody Denim jeans and blazer, Converse and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag in third trimester.


Leopard Print Tees Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Jeans and a tee is a wardrobe staple for a mum, and changing it up with a printed tee like these fun leopard print ones is a great way to make your outfit feel a little more special. You can add more colour to your outfit by matching your bag to the print on the tee, or just throwing a bright cardigan on top if your print is neutral.


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Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Colourful Knits and Printed Jeans With Converse & Rebecca Minkoff Bags

Two colourful knits and printed skinny jeans outfits, with some very different thoughts on each outfit! While both outfits features pieces I love but rarely wear, I'll be putting one piece back into storage for the time being!

What I wore:

cobalt knit and pink neon leopard print jeans with converse and purple bag mum style | awayfromblue

pink leopard print jeans with Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | colourful winter mum style pink leopard print jeans cobalt knit purple plum rebecca minkoff mini mab tote bag
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
Knit: thrifted Valleygirl blue knit jumper
Pants: Portmans pink leopard print skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote in plum (on sale!)

Why I wore it:

I really like wearing these pink leopard print pants with blue, so on a colder winter day I thought this blue knit would be a great piece to wear with them. I'm surprised I haven't worn the combination before actually! It was a nice outfit for a warmer winter day - although it was a bit chilly in the shade, this light cobalt knit was all that was needed in the sun.

I did worry my outfit was maybe a little overdressed for a morning running errands and visiting the playground, as these pants can feel a bit loud, being neon leopard print! But they are so fun to wear and I enjoyed wearing them, they were definitely overdue a wear!

The pink beaded necklace matches the leopard print so nicely, and the white Converse continue on the white in the background of the pants. For something a little less matchy-matchy I picked my Rebecca Minkoff purple mini MAB tote bag to wear. I like purple with both blue and pink, it makes a lovely trio worn all together.


Last worn: cobalt knit, pink beaded necklace, pink leopard print pants, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff plum mini MAB tote.

Other ways to wear cobalt knit and red skirt, pink leopard print pants and blazer, Converse and printed dress, Rebecca Minkoff plum mini MAB tote worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancycobalt knit in first trimester, pink leopard print pants in second trimester, Converse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff plum mini MAB tote in third trimester.


Handbag Comparison: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote and Micro Avery







What I wore:

Wildfox Couture rainbow dreamer Lennon distressed knit with sass and bid playman printed skinny jeans converse red bag mum style | away from blue

distressed Wildfox knit with Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | printed jeans with rainbow knit and red rebecca minkoff micro avery bag wildfox distressed sweater
KnitWildfox Couture rainbow dreamer Lennon distressed knit
JeansSass & Bide Playman skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

Unlike the outfit above, I didn't enjoy wearing this as much! I love the chevron printed jeans with the Converse, that's an outfit I've worn lots before, and the red Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag was a great pop of colour. It also matched the red on the rainbow knit nicely.

This Wildfox distressed knit is one I got from my friend's wardrobe clearout. It's so soft and special to me as it came from her. However it is a little tricky to wear around toddlers. I've tried it a couple of times over the years, and just like another time I wore it, I've rolled the sleeves up a bit to hide some of the distressing and make it less tempting for toddlers to pull on. But pull on it they did! It's already distressed so it's not like they were making new holes in it, but it's not designed for curious kids to try sticking their arm through the holes 😂

After wrestling them off my jumper I decided to still wear it out anyway for the morning - surely once distracted by the park the boys would give up playing with the cosy jumper. But by lunchtime it turned into one of those freak winter heatwave days and I was melting in my cosy outfit. It was easy for the boys to shed some of the layers I'd put them in that morning, me not so much. Thankfully we made it home without dying of heatstroke!

I promptly resolved to put this knit back in the winter box, to try getting it out again next year when the boys are a little bigger. Hopefully they will like it just as much then as they do now ("I like your jumper Mummy, it makes me smile"), but be a little less grabby with it!


Last worn: Wildfox distressed knit, Sass & Bide printed jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote.

Other ways to wearWildfox distressed knit and maxi skirt, Sass & Bide printed jeans worn two ways, Converse and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote and shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyConverse in second trimester.


Printed Jeans Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Jeans are a winter wardrobe staple, especially when paired with cosy knits. For something different, try a pair of printed denim instead. You can use the print to add more colour to your outfit, like I have in the first outfit, or just add more detail to an outfit like in the second outfit.



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